Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Wedding Guest Dresses - Lovedrobe

I have a couple of weddings to go to in September and I have just started to look at possible outfits for them. One is for my cousin who I love to pieces, and I really want to look my best on the day. So I have been having a look through some sites for some dress-piration!
This week, I have been looking through the Lovedrobe website at some of their lovely occasion dresses and found these dresses that would be great for a wedding.

Koko Blue Salmon Pink Contrast Cap Sleeve Chiffon Dress - £42

This dress caught my eye as I really like the lace detail around the neckline, and I would like to have a 'girly' dress for my cousins wedding. And the fact it is a skater style dress, with the elasticated waistband is a plus for me.

Koko Blue/Multi Frill Sleeve Floral Print Chiffon Dress - £40
I really like the shape of this dress with the frill sleeves, and I am a big fan of floral prints. I like the fact I have a couple of options of colours to use to match a handbag and shoes with. And again, this has an elasticated waist band, so will hopefully be nice a comfy.
Koko Tie Die Print Bead Embellished Neckline Maxi Dress - £48
I'm hoping the weather in September will still be nice, so I thought that a maxi dress could be something to give a go. I like the print on this dress, and the beading around the neckline means I don't need to worry about a necklace. And it also has the tie detail around the waist the help get a bit of shape into it. My only issue would be if it would long enough for me.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Fancy a cuppa?

I was having a little browse around Asda Living in Dartford last week when I came across a lovely selection of mugs. I had been thinking about getting some new ones as we have had ours for like 3 years and I wanted some new pretty ones :)
They had some really nice patterned mugs for £1.50, but my eye was drawn to these beauties....
These were only 65p each! I was so pleased as they would match some other bits I had for the kitchen. I had bought some storage jars in Argos few months ago as I wanted to start brightening up the kitchen. It's pretty plain and a bit boring, and we aren't able to decorate a the moment, so I thought I would start by adding colourful accessories. 
The blue, yellow and pink match really well. Next step, updating the tiles and wallpaper.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Yours Bluewater store opening

On Thursday, my friend and I decided to take a trip to Bluewater for the opening of the new Yours store.! Bluewater is about 15 minutes from where I live which is so great. I had been planning a trip to the Lakeside store in Thurrock with my friend, which is about 45 minutes away, but would mean paying £4 for the Dartford Crossing! So when I got the email from Yours advertising the store opening, I was so excited. So we both dropped our kids at school and headed over to Bluewater....
We got to the store about 15 minutes before opening, and there was already a queue of about a dozen people waiting for it to open. Then after the ladies opened the door and cut the ribbon, we got to go in. There were so many great pieces that caught my eye when we entered, including this lovely top.
The store was a good size and had a great range of items, including shoes and handbags. The staff were really friendly and the store was set out well. It was a little bit of a squeeze going around some of the clothes rails, but we managed.
Whilst we were having a look around, a couple of other pieces caught my eye. First was this jumper with crochet shoulders which I loved! It was a big slouchy style jumper and had little pearls on the shoulder sections too. I really liked the grey colour, but they also did it in black and a cream/pink colour too.
Also, I was on the look out for some outfits for a couple of weddings we are going to in September. They had a great range of dresses, from more casual day dresses, to lovely evening dresses. This long black dress caught my eye, I really like the coloured feathered detail on the bottom.
It was quite busy in the store, so I didn't get time to try anything on properly, but I will definitely have another proper shopping trip there in the next few months to try on some of their lovely bits. We were also given a goody bag on the way out which included a pen, some love hearts, a mini spring catalogue and a £5 gift voucher.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014


A few weeks ago, I went out with my friends to a charity quiz night for Mind. It is a great charity that helps people suffering with mental health issues and I love to try and support them as much as I can as they have helped me a lot this last year. I attend a mums support group each week where I get to have tea and biscuits and just be myself, and not a mum. It's great to just talking about anything and everything, and I have made some good friends.
I wanted to dress up a little bit as it was as much of a night out as I get nowadays. I went for my Yours black skinny jeans, a black and red top I got from George @Asda for Christmas a couple of years ago and my sparkly peep toe heels.
I really like this top as it shapes around the top of my chest, and the top section and sleeves are a red and black chiffon. It's so comfortable. These skinny jeans and the best I have bought in a long time. They fit great and are lovely and long for my long legs.
You can find the skinny jeans here.
And more information about Mind here.